DIY health revolution | Vincent W. Li | TEDxMontrealWomenWhat pragmatic actions can we all take, supported by modern scientific research, to promote individual health and prevent cancer? A growing body of evidence points to foods and lifestyle that work by a concept known as anti-angiogenesis, by which people can significantly reduce their risk of disease.
Dr. Li is a scientist, physician, innovator and social entrepreneur. For over 20yrs, he has led breakthrough efforts in the field of angiogenesis. Li attended Harvard Medical School (HMS), MIT, Cambridge Univ and Harvard Business School (Fellow in Social Enterprise). With a specialty in dermatology, tissue regeneration, and cancer, Li is Asst Clinical Prof at HMS and founded the world’s first Angiogenesis Clinic at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Dermatology Dept. Li has gained recognition for pioneering treatments for health and has received numerous honors including the Paul Dudley White Award, the MIT-Japan Science & Tech Prize, the top award from the American Academy of Dermatology, and highest recognition from the New England Cancer Society. He is a co-founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation and serves as Scientific Director and COO. Li helps oversee the DIY Health Revolution and Eat to Defeat, a systematic evidence-based approach to studying foods and lifestyle to maintain health.
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Can we eat to STARVE CANCER? William Li - Talk, Lecture, Documentary - (Health Food)http://www.healthandsuperfoods.com/
Can we eat to starve cancer? William Li - Talk, Lecture, Documentary - (Health Food)
William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.
Many of society's most devastating diseases -- cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's, to name a few -- share a common denominator: faulty angiogenesis, the body's growth of new capillary blood vessels. Given excessive or insufficient blood vessel growth, serious health issues arise. While researching under Harvard surgeon Judah Folkman, who pioneered the study of angiogenesis, Li learned how angiogenesis-based medicine helps patients overcome numerous diseases by restoring the balance of blood-vessel growth.
Li co-founded the Angiogenesis Foundation in 1994. The foundation's Project ENABLE -- a global system that integrates patients, medical experts and healthcare professionals -- democratizes the spread and implementation of knowledge about angiogenesis-based medicines, diet and lifestyle. Some 40,000 physicians have been educated on new treatments, ranging from cancer care to wound care, by the foundation's faculty of medical experts, and they are bringing new, lifesaving and disease-preventing techniques to people around the world.
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